If otherâ€™s could not see the joy, happiness, cheerfulness and laughter in our experienceâ€¦ they wouldnâ€™t want it! We carry the message by example! Thanks for mentioning that!!!
Another story LOL.
A few weeks in AA I met this fellow that was over flowing in happiness. He always called himself a greatful alcoholic and how happy he was to be here. Being the cynical me, I thought how can he be so happy all the time. We're all alcoholics with tragic stories. The more I saw him the more I wanted what he had but thought surely it was unobtainable, he's just putting on a front for the rest of us. No one can be this happy. Then one day he pulled me aside and said "I'm so greatful you're here tonight. I had a really bad day today and listening to you allways makes me feel better. I was thinking,'ah ha, he is normal, he does get upset" and I asked him why me. He said 'because I was at were you are 12 years ago and I can always see the hope in your eyes. You always talk from the heart and I get to watch you grow. You are doing wonderfully even though you don't see it."
Well I smiled and thanked him but didn't really know what he was talking about. After the sharing meeting ( I had just told the group that my sister had just died and I had to prepare myself for going to a typical Irish wake with my family, all alcoholics themselves). He gave me a hug and said "I've watched how strong you have become over the last couple of months and you will be ok. God is on your side now'
I walked away from that meeting thinking 'what the heck is he talking about. He doesn't know me or my family' But then I started thinking 'I do want what he has and I'm willing to go to any length to have it' And here I am today, a happy whole person. I'm able to deal with things that would have buried me deep in a bottle before. He saw hope in me before I was able to. So if this is a pink cloud oh well. I'll never tell anyone to get off it unless they are trying to take it away from me. I have hope for the first time in my life. Glad to hear from others that I can stay on my pink cloud.
HAPPY 24 HOURS